what lol means?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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This is one of many acronyms or abbreviations that has come out of people using instant messaging and then later text messaging.  This one stands for "laugh out lout" or "laughing out loud."  By simply typing "lol" you can show that you think something is funny without having to type so many words.

There are many others of these acronyms with similar meanings.  For example, rofl is used for something that is more amusing than lol because it stands for rolling on the floor laughing.  Other similar acronyms can include cruder words to describe how funny you think something is.

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lfawley | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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lol is an acronym for "laugh out loud" and is used predominately as a text-based shorthand to indicate mirth or merriment. The growth of texting and instant messaging has brought about a whole new language. A few additional examples:

BRB = Be right back

TY = Thank you

ROTFL = Rolling on the floor laughing

IDK = I don't know

TTFN = Ta Ta For Now

THX = Thanks

CYL8R = See you later

BBFF = Best Friend Forever

As the language of texting becomes more a part of our social culture, the acronyms will continue to grow and gain common acceptance in our language. This is the way that language is shaped, and the electronic environment has created an entirely new mode of discourse!

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ilove9thgradechicks | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) Honors

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BRB = Be right back

TY = Thank you

ROTFL = Rolling on the floor laughing

IDK = I don't know

TTFN = Ta Ta For Now

THX = Thanks

CYL8R = See you later

BBFF = Best Friend Forever

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lit24 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Online chatting and text messaging on mobile phones has virtually created a new language characterized by a whole lot of abbreviations and acronyms which the older generation finds difficult to understand.

LOL could either mean 'laugh out loud' or 'lots of love.'

Other very popular abbreviations are:

LMAO    Laughing my ass off

LMBO    Laughing my butt off

LMFAO   Laughing my freaking ass off

LOLH     Laughing out loud hysterically

LOTI     Laughing on the inside

LQTM    Laughing quietly to myself

LSHMBH  Laugh so hard my belly hurts

LMHO     Laughing my head off

LTMS     Laughing to myself

 

 

 

 

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vickyvan | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

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it means laugh out loud!

i cant believe u dont know it.

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